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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: May 16, 2012 7:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Heads Up 7 Up Now 56 Up

For those that have been following the series, seven years have passed, and it's time to check in with what is now 56 Up. The documentary, still with original creator Michael Apted at the helm, will enter it's eight installment after beginning in 1964. It premiered on British TV this past week-end and will do so later this year in America. Of course, it's very easy to find online.

This link below might be helpful as it is one of the more extensive non-celebrity with scant clothing pieces I've seen the Daily Mail ever do. Of course the celebrity with scant clothing option is in the right margin for those inclined. I am looking forward to see how everyone in the series is doing.

http://tinyurl.com/bmmb5ql

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Poster: Reade Date: May 16, 2012 2:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Heads Up 7 Up Now 56 Up

21 Up was my first and have been following along ever since.
It's so poweful I can't beleive it hasn't spawned similar efforts in other countires, like here maybe-USofA.
Where I get lost in this series a little bit is in not understanding all things UK -like mental health care there, etc. If there were a US version I wouldn't have as much reading between the lines to do.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: May 16, 2012 7:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Heads Up 7 Up Now 56 Up

Hey, I don't know if you saw, http://tinyurl.com/cdj3ck7. It's amazing what we miss.

I lived for a few years in Britain and it definitely helps in the 'Understanding of All Things British' department. I remember very early on during my stay my education regarding accents and how it not only designates where you are from, but class/caste as well (and Britain as of twenty years ago very much was concerned with both). I saw it as plain as day after b/c I was going to university at St. Andrews were three types of folks went. The majority by far were kids from Wales, N. Ireland and Scotland that had busted their butts trying for those A levels so they could go to St.A, followed by the 'yahs' which were mostly kids from the English aristocracy that were too dumb to hack either Cambridge or Oxford, and finally about 10% were us Americans: mostly looking for any kind of moral impairment, decadence or skirt (Welsh or Scottish in my case). The English tended not to play well with others, while the other groups tended to be very accommodating. My education in things British just became weirder and weirder after that.

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Poster: snori Date: May 16, 2012 8:11am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Heads Up 7 Up Now 56 Up

Hey Micah, it's good to know that this programme is followed on your side of the pond. It's been an absolutely invaluable document of social changes in this country during the last (almost 50) years.

I think it was originally conceived as as a single snapshot documentary, but the decision to revisit the subjects and their agreement to continue (though some refused, but later returned) made it like keeping in touch with old friends as well as seeing how far we've travelled since the early 60s.

At the moment they show brief clips from earlier episodes, but I hope that at some later date they will show each entire episode over a couple of weeks to give a more complete picture.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: May 16, 2012 8:35am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Heads Up 7 Up Now 56 Up

I find it fascinating. And rest assured their are many folks who watch it on our side of the pond. Though to be frank it's still on a 'cult' level.

Is it widely viewed in Britain? Were folks all ready to go Sunday night in anticipation?

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Poster: snori Date: May 16, 2012 9:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Heads Up 7 Up Now 56 Up

I was, but it's quite possible that many more were watching a dog win 'Britain's got talent'.

Seriously I think it got about 4.5million, good viewing figures for a documentary these days.